Gambling promotes an increase in crime, destruction of family values, and a decline in the moral fiber of our country. It primarily usurps the financial resources of the poverty stricken for the supposed benefit of the State general welfare. It thus entices the very people needing the most help into a life of even greater need. Therefore, the Constitution Party of Ohio is opposed to government sponsorship, involvement in, or promotion of gambling, such as lotteries, or subsidization of Native American casinos in the name of economic development. We call for the repeal of all State legislation authorizing the establishment and operation of legalized gambling within the State including the State run lottery, State authorized casinos, and the like.